Summer Institute

The FolioCollaborative Summer Institute

July 23-25, 2017
Dolce Hayes Mansion
San Jose, California

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The Folio Summer Institute is a program designed to support and enhance your leadership skills and use of Folio.  It’s an opportunity to learn from other school leaders and share your experiences.  This once-a-year assembly of leaders and teams from our member schools offers everyone a chance to strengthen the Collaborative by teaching and learning from one another. 

We are excited to be hosting this year’s Institute at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California.

**Please note that registration for the Summer Institute is open only to individuals from schools who are members of FolioCollaborative.**

Keynote Speaker

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Dave Mochel
Applied Attention Consulting LLC

Title: The Practice of Well-Being: Living Purposefully and Creating Healthy Cultures  

Description: The reality is that some factors that affect our health, happiness, and performance fall outside our control. There are also aspects of well-being over which we can have direct influence — this is the emphasis of an unconditional approach to life and leadership. We can learn to focus our energy in support of our most important goals, values, and relationships. We can use attention skillfully and relate purposefully and peacefully to what is going on within us and what is going on around us. This interactive and engaging workshop will lay the foundation for a research-based practice that can be integrated into daily life. 

About Dave

Dave helps people live and work more consciously so they can experience the well-being, growth and connection they seek. He partners with individuals, couples, teams and organizations to focus attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference. Following his keynote, Dave will be leading workshops during which participants will apply his framework to the use of Folio. 

Dave received his B.A. from Williams College, Masters in Humanistic Education from SUNY New Paltz, and completed a clinical internship in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. After 25 years as a teacher of neuroscience, physics, human development and leadership in independent schools, Dave now works all over the world with executives, athletes, parents, teachers and teens. He offers individual coaching, presentations, in-services, retreats, seminars and ongoing consultation. Working with teams and organizations, Dave facilitates the creation and maintenance of powerfully healthy and positive cultures.

To learn more about Dave’s work, please click here. To watch Dave’s TED Talk from October 2016, please click here.

Travel and Hotel Information


A discounted room block is available for the 2017 Summer Institute attendees at the Dolce Hayes Mansion. Discounted rates of $180 + tax/night for single rooms and $238.86 + tax/night for double rooms will be available for attendees July 22-25, 2017. Attendees are also able to reserve a room two (2) days prior and three (3) days after the conference dates based on availability. To qualify for the discounted rate, rooms must be reserved by June 22, 2017.

Once a lavish private estate, the Hayes Mansion stands as one of the South Bay’s most impressive and distinctive historical structures. Surrounded by lush, emerald green lawns, accented with gardens of vibrant, colorful flowers and guarded by towering palm trees, the 100-year old estate has been refurbished, upgraded and transformed into a luxurious hotel, conference center, resort and spa. Steeped in tradition and rich in history, the mansion provides visitors with an extraordinary experience.

The Dolce Hayes Mansion, a 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner, is an exquisite fusion of turn-of-the century luxury and high tech convenience. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the meticulously renovated Spanish Colonial Revival-style manor is as opulent as ever. This quiet haven, complete with sweeping mountain views, offers the perfect venue for business meetings, special events, weddings or relaxing getaways – just 15 minutes from San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes from San Francisco and Monterey. Nearby, wineries, nightlife and championship golf beckon. Stunning decor, fine dining and unparalleled guest service have made the Dolce Hayes Mansion an award-winning legend once again. 

Reservations can be made online. Attendees can also call the reservations team for assistance.


Free self-parking is available on-site.

Area Airports

Mineta San Jose International Airport – SJC (About 11 miles to the conference location)
San Francisco International Airport – SFO (About 45 miles to the conference location)

Transportation to and from Mineta San Jose International Airport

Dolce Hayes Mansion provides airport transportation to and from San Jose Mineta Airport with advance reservations. To arrange for your airport pick up please call Guest Services at (408) 226-3200. The cost for transportation is $35/person each way.

Attendee Perspectives

“As a seasoned veteran of independent schools, I rarely attend a conference where I actually learn something new. The Folio Summer Institute was the exception. I learned, not one, but many ideas and concepts that I can actually use. I also had the opportunity to network with new friends as well as long-standing colleagues. The day I returned to my office after the institute, I reached out to a new friend to continue a conversation about assessment. It was truly time well spent.”

Marcia Prewitt Spiller
Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs
Woodward Academy

“I have come back from the Summer Institute with so much to share — some of it directly related to our use of Folio, but so much more as well, from new perspectives on goal-setting, feedback, and coaching to big ideas about our purpose as a school. Add to that a great group of new colleagues all around the country, and my collection of resources is very well replenished. It’s rewarding and exciting to feel part of something, beyond just participating in it.”

Rebekah Wolman
Director of Upper School
Katherine Delmar Burke School

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